During last Saturday, March 7, 13 and 20, a new International Online Kids Course was given.
With the participation of more than 100 people from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain, United States of America, Guatemala, Honduras, England, Italy, Peru, Puerto Rico, Czech Republic, Taiwan and Uruguay, the course was carried out in three modules of two hours each, in which a range of contents related to the Kids Program were covered.
Conducted by the GM. Donato Nardizzi, M. Ernesto Santaniello and M. Fabián Izquierdo, the course was opened by the ITF president, GM Paul Weiler and the presence of the GMs. Héctor Marano, Armando Grispino, Jorge Condomí and Rubén Suárez, of the ITF Treasurer and president of the Inclusion Committee, Sabum Leonardo Oros Duek and of the presidents of the Harmony Committee, Sabum Gastón Casero and of Development and Communication, Sabum Gustavo Livon.
During the first module, M. Santaniello explained the general characteristics of the Kids Program, its graduation system and the contents of the curriculum. He also dedicated time to cover warm-up exercises, fitness & health, possible problems in teaching children, examples for the development of motor skills, notions about coordination and conditional capacities and how to work them in class.
Then, M. Izquierdo covered the subject of class management and the importance of emotions to learn, as well as using games as a teaching tool – learning, for which he made a detailed explanation about characteristics and graphs through practical examples and class videos.
The second module began with the treatment of natural learning processes and the appropriate methods for teaching, by M. Izquierdo, who also spoke about the need to face the change in teaching and provided some tips on how to improve creativity. to end the stages of childhood and the progressive development of skills.
At the end, it was the turn of GM Nardizzi, who was in charge of explaining how to improve communication when teaching classes to children, the use of correct vocabulary, praise and delved into the subject of discipline in class through of clear concepts and practical examples.
During the first part of the third and last day of the course, M. Santaniello made a presentation on how to create the ideal environment to contribute to the motor development of students and through live exercises with the help of children’s students and videos, He shared examples of activities and exercises to finish with some considerations on the correct physical preparation of the children.
At the end of the third module and the course itself, GM Nardizzi made a detailed approach to the discipline, providing examples and sharing specific cases. In another passage, he discussed attitudes in Taekwon-Do, he discussed teaching the Do and how to teach children to fulfil the Taekwon-Do Kids promise.
Before concluding his presentation, he shared his knowledge of critical thinking, set and growth mindsets, and the importance of recognizing them when teaching children.
Undoubtedly, an online course poses major challenges for those who present their work, the examples and share activities, which were mostly designed for physical face-to-face classes.
It is also, without a doubt, very difficult for those who are on the other side of the cell phone, computer or television screen, since we are people of action, and movement.
For that reason, based on that understanding, the members of the Children’s Development Committee thanked them at every opportunity for the respect, patience (especially with the delays that occur when talking about internet connections) and the degree of attention shown throughout the course and reiterate on this occasion that gratitude.
Finally, it is worth mentioning that all the presentations of the speakers were sent to the participants, as well as a digital copy of the Instructor’s Guide in Spanish language.